Advice for a new Squidoo lensmaster
October 12, 2011 12:07am CST
I signed up on Squidoo after getting banned from Google Adsense. I learned that it doesn't need a Google Adsense account. Before this, I write for HubPages (I still write there). I am so used to HubPages that I find Squidoo a bit confusing. I notice that I hardly get any traffic on my lens, whereas on HubPages, I get views immediately after publishing a hub. Do you have any advice for a newbie like me? How do I get noticed on Squidoo? How do I improve my page rank? And how do I earn? How do I follow other lensmasters? Your answers would be greatly appreciated.
16 Oct 11
You may find Squidoo more confusing than Hubpages initially. But it is definitely more fun than just article writing. In Squidoo, you can create many different types of modules including polls and add videos, etc. If you are really creative, your lens will be very interesting. I don't have many lenses there, but I'm earning a few cents per month. At the same time, you can also promote other people's products at Squidoo. If you do sell them, they will give you a cut or something. I have more really explored earning money from that angle yet though. Both Squidoo and Hubpages have a great community, but I just do not have the time to socialize and mingle with them. If you do, that will definitely help with improving your page rank, I guess.
21 Oct 11
Thanks for the short introduction about Squidoo, Sydney. I saw some lenses that contain those types of modules. Perhaps I should try making such lenses, too. I used to be active on HubPages and I've gained some loyal followers there. However,on Squidoo, I haven't mingled with lensmasters yet. I'm a bit busy these days. Thanks for your comment.:)
22 Oct 12
Thanks capirani for coming back to share this info.:) It's been a year since I started this discussion. I've learned a lot about Squidoo (though I don't consider myself as an expert yet) and I've have already earned a few dollars from it.:) I'm quite busy now in creating more lenses. I will promote my lenses when I'm not writing. Squidoo is very addicting!
• United States
13 Oct 11
I have been with Squidoo a few months. I have published three lens and have just submitted one for publication. I have had a few views and likes but not many. I have not earned any money yet. I liked Squidoo and I love creating lens but I have no idea about how to promote them or earn money. I find Squidoo very complicated. I have had much better success with Associated Content. I have actually earned a few dollars.
13 Oct 11
I find Squidoo very complicated, too. I think most people who have written articles on other platforms would always find Squidoo confusing and vice versa. It takes some time to get use to a certain writing platform. Glad to hear about your success with Associated Content. I haven't tried that site, but, correct me if I'm wrong, I think it's only for US citizens. Thanks for your reply bostonphil!:)
• United States
13 Oct 11
You may be right about Associated Content being open only to U.S. Citizens but I do not know. It can not hurt to check. I think that it was once open to persons outside of The United States but I think that that has recently changed. I have just published my second Hub. I find Hub pages also very confusing but it is getting easier. Have you actually earned money on Hub Pages?
12 Oct 11
It takes some time before your lens picks up traffic. I improve my Squidoo page rank by promoting my lens on twitter, facebook, stumbleupon and digg. I also update my lenses every three months, that's what what Squidoo advises. You can do all this and still have very little traffic, becasue the most important thing is that your lens is well written, and that you write about a subject you are passionate about. Good luck, I hope traffic on your lenses picks up.
13 Oct 11
Okay, I'll try to promote my lens. I just didn't expect that I wouldn't get much traffic. When I published my first hub on HubPages, I immediately got hits even without trying. So I had expected the same result with Squidoo LOL. I guess I have to spend more time on Squidoo to understand how it works. Thanks for your comment mivvvy!:) Good luck to your lenses, too.